Douro Wine Region. Country Manor House Hotel
Manor House, Pinhão, Douro & Tras-os-Montes, Portugal
Manor house, garden guest rooms. Vineyard views, beautiful gardens
Charming, relaxing, idyllic. Pool, tennis, squash, sauna, walks, vineyard, river
10 Bedrooms. Sleeps 10+. From € 130 per night.
Ref. 1050
Superb Views Of Vine-covered Hills From The House.
Superb views of vine-covered hills from the house.
Quiet Vine-shaded Areas
Quiet vine-shaded areas
Dining Area By The Pool, Under Olive Trees.
Dining area by the pool, under olive trees.
The Douro wine region at its most charming. A renovated manor house B&B, with garden guest rooms, it is located in a hamlet, 4km from the river at Pinhão. The house has uninterrupted views over miles and miles of terraced hillsides, covered in vines, and distant mountains. Walkers will love it here, with country tracks and quiet roads leading straight from the house through the vineyards to neighbouring wine estates and villages. The gardens are a delight- lavender, roses, herbs and shady olive trees. The garden rooms have terracotta tiles and pastel colours, while the main house has a classic Portuguese feel, complete with antique furnishings. Outside, there is a large pool, tennis and squash court, whirlpool and even a rustic sauna inside an old Port barrel! Breakfast is taken on a panoramic covered veranda. Most guests also have dinners here, featuring local ingredients and wines. You may find it hard to leave.
House and gardens from the pool
The poolside barbeque area
Lavendar and roses, reminiscent of Provence
Breakfast room with a view
A classic-style lounge inside the manor house
Old kitchen, with stove, rock walls, hanging pots
A garden bedroom
A garden bedroom
A superior garden bedroom
Seating area by the whirlpool
Sauna inside a large Port barrel!
The games room
Start Date
End Date
Per Night
Per Week
Per Month
Minimum Stay
Superior Double Room
€ 150
Standard Double Room
€ 135
Superior Single Room
€ 145
Standard Single Room
€ 130
Notes about prices and payments
Rates include breakfast. Extra bed (with breakfast): adult (€35), child (€30). Baby service (per day): €5. Dinner per person incl. house wine: €37.50. Dinner Children up to 12: €12
Property Type
Manor House
Catering Basis
Breakfast included, Meals can be booked
Floor area (m²)
More than 300
Number of Bedrooms
Charming, Family, Great Outdoors, Hideaway, Historic, Ideal For Teenagers, Ideal For Retired, Ideal For Young Children, Luxury, Nature, Romantic Break, Traditional Region, Unwind
Children Welcome
Accessibility and Safety
Not Wheelchair Accessible
The property includes the old renovated manor house, classic in style, with high ceilings, blue azulejo tiles and beautiful antique furnishings and paintings. The manor house kitchen is wonderful: an old stove, schist rock walls and hanging pots. Around the pool and garden area are the guest bedrooms in cottages, decorated in a style reminiscent of Provence.
Bedroom notes
Bedrooms include 5 doubles, 4 suites, 1 family room. All are large, homely, full of natural light and en-suite. The garden rooms remind one of Provence, with terracotta flooring, pastel shades and doorways leading out onto terraces under vines, rows of lavendar and the pool area. There are also two rooms in the main house, one of which is decorated in a classic Portuguese manor house style (impressively high ceilings) and the other ideal for children.
Bathroom notes
All rooms are ensuite, with large bathrooms. These include baths and showers. Bathrooms for the Garden rooms are in terracotta; those in the main house are traditionally Portuguese with old azulejo tiles.
Fully-equipped kitchen
Dining Areas
Seats: 11 selecte. Breakfast Room, Dining Room
Living room notes
In the main house, there is a large classic-style living room, and all around the property there are lovely seating areas and quiet corners in which to relax- in the bedrooms, by the pool, around the gardens, in al-fresco dining areas with a view of the vineyards.
Washing and Storage
Daily cleaning included
Baby Cot, Baby High Chair
Internet and Communications
Internet/ Wifi, Local Area Guide, Maps
TV- satellite/cable, DVDs, DVD player, Stereo, CD player, Games Room, Games- all ages, Books- all ages, Pool Table, Ping Pong Table, Fitness Room
Heating and Cooling
Room Fans, Fireplace
Included in Price
Available upon Request
Extra notes
There is a separate games room (next to the small cosy bar in the main house), with a pool table, darts, music- ideal for children. Below the pool is a squash court, with a couple of weights machines and further down the garden, a tennis court, jacuzzi and sauna within an old Port wine barrel!
Superb views over hills, vineyards and distant villages. A beautiful garden full of lavender, roses and herbs. A large pool, bordered by olive trees and shaded seating areas. A barbeque area, with fridge where guests have an honesty bar. A squash court, with a couple of weights machines and further down the garden, a tennis court, jacuzzi and sauna within an old Port wine barrel.
Garden Summary
Large garden (1-5 acres)
Pool and Spa
Shared Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna
Outdoor Amenities
Barbeque, Shaded Area, Outdoor Dining, Seating Area, Garden Furniture, Deck Chairs, Loungers, Outdoor Shower, Parasols, Tennis Court, Patio, Lawn
Sports Equipment
Ball Games, Garden Games, Playground
Parking Space
Extra Notes
There is a separate games room (next to the small cosy bar in the main house), with a pool table, darts, music- ideal for children.
Natural setting
Countryside, Cultural/Historic, Hills, Rivers, Vineyards, Villages

A winding country road climbs the vineyard-covered hills on the way up to the village of Chanceleiros, 4km from the Douro river and the small agricultural town of Pinhão. Right in the heart of the Douro wine region, the natural setting is incredibly scenic. You'll never tire of the changing vistas of river, hills and terraced vines, olive and almond trees.
Pursuits in the area
Birding, Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Tennis
Pursuits at the property
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Tennis

Walkers will be in heaven here. Right from the house, there are trails passing through villages and around vineyard-covered hills to neighbouring Quinta wine estate. Gentle ambles and rigorous hikes are possible. If you bring a road or mountain bike, you'll love all the curving country roads and hills. The house has its own tennis and squash court, a couple of fitness machines, as well as a large pool, jacuzzi, sauna. At Pinhão (4km) you can hop on to one of the small boats which take tours further up-river (generally leaving mid-morning and in the early afternoon, with a choice of vintage boats, a yacht and traditional wine barrel-transporting barcos rabelos).
Courses in the area
Art, pottery, photography etc, Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc
Courses at the property
Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc

Being in a wine-region, vineyard visits and wine-tasting are a highlight. Harvest-time, with trucks carrying baskets of grapes and the treading of the grapes in some of the old cellars, is a great time to visit. In the small villages, you'll see local rural life, still very authentic and down-to-earth.
Distance to nearest place
Place Place Name Distance
140 Kilometers
Train Station
4 Kilometers
30 Kilometers
4 Kilometers
4 Kilometers
4 Kilometers
4 Kilometers
4 Kilometers
Petrol station
4 Kilometers
Recommended transport
Car not necessary
Local transport
Local transport recommended
Extra Notes
GPS: Latitude 41.17313, Longitude -7.577466. Exact location shown on map. North side of the Douro river, 4km from Pinhão. Many guests use train/taxi- works well. Train from Porto to Régua (then a separate train to Pinhão), where taxis can take you to the hotel. Trains run a few times/day, so plan timings in advance. A car is recommended for those wanting to explore the area more widely or going further afield. Approx two hours' drive from Porto airport/ Porto centre.
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"A fantastic manifest of manor house art, exterior art, interior art and garden art combined with breathtaking views over the valley from the dinner terrace and all around the garden. The view is still there from the lovely pool area, sitting in the jacuzzi, from the ping-pong shelter, from the tennis court, the squash court and the small kids playground and so on. Combine this with fantastic food, fantastic owner and staff who makes everyone relax and feel "mother-ed", fantastic rooms, the leave-a-note-of-what-you-consume-bar with for instance vinho verde in the fridge and the house's own ports and moscato on barrels. And not to mention the world's most precious, kind and funny dog to watch, Miss Molly, who our kids fell in love with. Here you reload your batteries in every way no matter what you lack when you arrive. Here you suddenly find yourself talking to other guest and the owners (fluent English, French, German and of course Portuguese spoken by the staff - and probably more languages too) and yet, in one minute you can hide away in lovely couches in the terraced garden if that is what you want. Considering all this - what more could you possibly wish? You look up and the beautiful view is still there. - It's heaven! We will definitely be back and recommend a stay of at least two nights to everyone we know - so that you have at least one full day to enjoy the beauty of this property and it's people and to gain energy and enjoy life and good company." JC Romme, Norway, 2012.
"Nestled among vineyards, high above the Douro river, the location couldn't be more perfect. The charming owner, Ursula, has built something wonderful. She has an eye for detail and for over 12 years has worked hard to build a beautiful guesthouse with happy staff. Her guests marvel at how everything you need is just where it needs to be, with touching details that you'll be telling your friends above forever. From the complimentary Port in the rooms, to the slow, delicious, home-cooked dinners with panoramic views and delicious local wine, this is where you'll fall in love with Portugal." PV, UK/Spain, 2012

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Property Ref. 1050
Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros
Telephone number Portugal
(+351) 254730190

Languages spoken:
English, Portuguese, German, French


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